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EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

It is required by DoE for Environmental Clearance and other issue, H & M  and other buyers, BSCI,  LEED, BPEI, Sedex, WRAP, ICS, Wal-Mart, Buyers’ Audits, International Certification body, GSCP, IFC/World Bank, Bangladesh Bank, Govt. Officers & Various types of Buyer Code of Conduct Audits etc.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is taken up in this exercise as a rapid assessment technique for determining the current status of the environment and identifying impact of critical activities on environmental parameters. Based on this analysis we can draw up an Environmental Management Plan that would ensure impact monitoring and mitigation planning. Environmental Assessment enables us in carrying out Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis of projects at an initial stage. It is thus a pre-cursor to detailed analysis of environmental impacts, which are taken up only if a need for the same is established. It gives a view of the actors involved in the `development-environment linkages. This is required in view of the fact that the community at large is always at a loss in terms of deterioration of living environment that accompanies industrial development. Based on Environmental Assessment, the regulatory measures can be identified and the roles of concerned agencies defined for achieving more efficient environmental management.

In view of the fact that development is an ever growing process, its impact on the environment is also ever increasing, leading to rapid deterioration in environmental conditions. As such Environmental Assessment provides a rational approach to sustainable development. Extensively developed rapid assessment techniques often avoid carrying out of detailed studies which need more resources in terms of time and money. This exercise is an attempt in developing an approach to Environmental Assessment technique, primarily for industrial townships. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be defined as a formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of any development project. EIA thus ensures that the potential problems are foreseen and addressed at an early stage in the projects planning and design.

EIA, in brief, extrapolates from scientific knowledge to assess the problem consequences of some human interventions on nature. Although EIA uses the techniques of science, it differs from ordinary scientific inquiry, because it is dealing with events which have not yet occurred, may not occur, and whose chances of occurrence may be changed by the very statement that they may occur. Some measures are required to be taken in the future to reduce the anticipated environmental degradation. Before starting a major project, it is essential to assess the present environment without the project, and the likely impact of the project on the environment, when it is completed. Therefore, an Environment Impact Assessment has to be made before starting a project. For analysis of environmental impacts, many professions and disciplines have to be involved. Like economic and engineering feasibility studies, Environmental Impact Assessment is a management tool for officials and managers who make important decisions about major

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Which include mainly Project Background, Purpose of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, Relevant National Policies and Legislation. ECR, Description of the Project, Manufacturing Process, Machineries and Utilities, Raw Materials, ETP, Physico-Chemical, Biological, Socio-economic profile of the project area, Identification of Potential Significant Impacts, Evaluation of Potential Impacts &Mitigation Measures, Environmental Management Plan Outline, Occupational Hazards Management Plan, Environmental Monitoring Program, Monitoring Requirement, Disaster Management Plan, Six Steps in Emergency Response, Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Conclusion and Recommendation.

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